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Release the Need for Approval and Loving Who You Are

boundaries effective communication people pleasing May 23, 2024
Loving Who You Are

In a world where we often seek validation from others to feel good about ourselves, the journey towards self-acceptance and releasing the need for approval is crucial. How usually do we rely on others to affirm our worthiness, measuring our value by external standards? 

The quest for approval can be exhausting, leading to feelings of self-doubt. But what if we shifted our focus inward, learning to love and accept ourselves unconditionally? Let's explore why embracing self-acceptance is vital and how it can transform our lives.

Understanding Self-Worth

Self-worth forms the foundation of our interactions with others. Think of self-worth like the sturdy base of a building—it holds everything up. But when we constantly seek approval from others, it's like we're letting them control our confidence. This can gradually chip away at how we feel about ourselves, making us doubt our worth. It's as if we're building our identity on shaky ground, where any hint of disapproval can shake us up.

Breaking Free from Approval-Seeking

Shifting our focus inward means paying more attention to our thoughts and feelings instead of always looking for approval from others. When we validate ourselves, we say, "I'm okay just the way I am," without needing others to confirm it. This self-validation helps us feel confident and secure, even if others don't always agree with us. Learning to love and accept ourselves just as we are gives us a strong sense of self-worth that doesn't depend on what others think. This freedom from seeking approval from others lets us be ourselves without worrying about what everyone else thinks.

 

Top 5 Tips for Building Self-Worth:

  1. Reflect on Your Thoughts: Reflect on your thoughts, feelings, and needs. Journaling can help you gain insights into your desires and priorities.
  2. Rediscover Your Passions: Reconnect with activities that bring you joy and fulfillment. Rediscovering these passions can help you cultivate a sense of purpose.
  3. Set Healthy Boundaries: Establish clear boundaries in your relationships to prioritize your well-being. Communicate your needs openly and assertively.
  4. Prioritize Self-Care: Make self-care a priority in your daily routine. Engage in activities that nourish your body, mind, and soul.
  5. Seek Support: Surround yourself with supportive individuals encouraging your growth and well-being.

The Transformative Power of Self-Worth

Embracing self-worth is not just about improving our relationships; it's about rediscovering who we are and what we truly deserve. By prioritizing self-awareness, rediscovering personal passions, and practicing self-care, we can nurture a deeper connection with ourselves and create a more fulfilling life.

The journey toward self-acceptance requires patience and perseverance. We can create lives filled with love, fulfillment, and purpose by embracing our worthiness and authenticity. Let's prioritize self-acceptance and create the life we deserve.

Check out my YouTube video for deeper insights into self-acceptance and breaking free from the need for approval. Join Erin Matlock and me as we explore the transformative journey of embracing self-worth and the incredible possibilities that open up when you prioritize yourself.

 

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